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pharmacotherapy

 [fahr″mah-ko-ther´ah-pe]
treatment of disease with medicines.

phar·ma·co·ther·a·py

(far'mă-kō-thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease by means of drugs.
See also: chemotherapy.
[pharmaco- + G. therapeia, therapy]

pharmacotherapy

(fär′mə-kō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. pharmacothera·pies
Treatment of disease through the use of drugs.

phar·ma·co·ther·a·py

(fahr'mă-kō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of disease by means of drugs.
See also: chemotherapy
[pharmaco- + G. therapeia, therapy]

phar·ma·co·ther·a·py

(fahr'mă-kō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of disease with drugs.
See also: chemotherapy

Patient discussion about pharmacotherapy

Q. My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. what is the best drug therapy? My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. she was diagnosed last week and our physician told us a lot about the optional drug therapies. we understand that there are disease modifying drugs and pain killers. What is a good combination between them? are there any risk factors that we should know?

A. pain killers are all OK. whatever works for her is good. About the drugs that actually change the disease course, it is very important to choose a drug that is suited for your wife specific medical condition. Go to a specific Rheumatologist for choosing the most suited drugs for you. This is not a GP practice!

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The standard of care remains pharmacotherapy plus behavioral counseling for the treatment of opioid use disorder in pregnancy.
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A third real-world challenge in managing patients with dual disorders involves optimizing pharmacotherapy. Unfortunately, because patients with SUDs often are excluded from clinical trials, evidence-based guidance for patients with dual disorders is lacking.
CBT produced greater reductions in sleep onset latency than pharmacotherapy based on mean weighted effect size (1.05 vs 0.45 weighted effect size; 95% confidence interval, 0.17-1.04; P=.01).
Also controversial is use of atypical antipsychotics as third-line pharmacotherapy, "but many geriatric psychiatrists would agree with me that the next step if the patient is still agitated despite an SSRI augmented with a benzodiazepine is to consider a trial of an atypical antipsychotic," Dr.
Number of exacerbations, use of albuterol per week, visits to the emergency department, pharmacotherapy evaluation ACT and ARSQ were collected at each medical appointment (each 3 to 4 months).
In this retrospective case-control study, we included 203 pregnant women diagnosed with GDM (108 managed with lifestyle modification and 95 requiring pharmacotherapy with insulin (n = 80), metformin (n = 11), or both (n = 4)), who attended our outpatient clinic between May 2015 and January 2017.
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In this study we aimed to investigate the profile of patients with AD, the perception of caregivers about the disease and the role of pharmacist in the pharmacotherapy of AD by implementing a questionnaire for the caregivers of 44 patients with AD.
However, it is not clear whether all these patient reported outcomes are measuring different entities and whether all these should be measured after pharmacotherapy of neck pain.
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